Ralf Rangnick will take over his first Champions League game as Manchester United’s interim manager when his team host the Young Boys at Old Trafford tonight.
United are already in the round of 16 as Group F winners and Rangnick can name an entirely new lineup.
Rangnick confirmed Tuesday that Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek will start while Nemanja Matic will be the team captain. He also emphasized that other first team players need minutes with Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also ready to participate.
Several of Manchester United’s young players are set to get a taste of European football for the first time tonight with Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage among those in line to take the bench.
Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani, however, are not ready to participate yet. Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba are absent, while Phil Jones is ineligible for the group stage of the competition.
As for the Young Boys, captain Fabian Lustenberger is returning from a serious Achilles tendon problem, but Ulisses Garcia will be out until January with a calf injury. Goalkeeper David von Ballmoos, Christian Fassnacht, Felix Mambibi, Jean-Pierre Nsame and Cedric Zesiger will also be absent from the team.
What time is the kick-off?
The game starts at 20:00 (GMT).
In the US, that’s 3pm (EST).
Where can I watch the game?
In the UK, the game will air on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7pm (GMT).
In the US, it will air on Paramount +.
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